Fr. Thomas Colyandro
Spiritual Things for the Spiritual
When God came as a man, He reminded us that we were created to be both human and divine. Christ showed our forefathers and mothers how to work, love, intercede and pray as He did. They repeated what they heard and wrote what they saw. They handed down to us a great understanding of what it means to live in the image and likeness of God.
But He didn't stop with them; for He never stops calling us to be close to Him (cf. John 13:23). Each day of every year in all places, God invites us into a closer relationship with Him through His Most Holy Sprit. He leads us not to abandon our humanity, but to live it fully as embodied spiritual beings.
St. Paul says this best: "Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual" (1 Corinthians 2:12-13).
By that combination of internal and external realities - the divine and the human - we are saved from living a life of blindness, deafness, and stupidity. Instead, we are shown how to reach out in faith and to become fully something more.
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